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Are there absolute truths that can be gradually approached over time through rational processes? Or are all modes and systems of thought equally valid if viewed from within their own internally consistent frames of reference? Are there universal forms of reasoning and understanding that enable us to distinguish between rational beliefs and those that are demonstrably false ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 15th 1982 by Mit Press
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Great essay by Charles Taylor on relativism. He's against it, or he would say so anyway, but he gives it its due. Also essays here by Ian Hacking, Jon Elster, and other good and readable philosophers.
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